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You looking to make your home more energy efficient?

Well, residents across Bath and North East Somerset are being offered financial support to those who may need it.

Homeowners with a joint household income of less than £30,000 a year, or those receiving income-related benefits, could be eligible to apply for grant-funded energy efficiency improvements to their property.

The home improvements could include solar panels, cavity walls, underfloor, or loft insulation.

The scheme is being promoted by Bath & North East Somerset Council’s Energy at Home service which provides information and signposting on energy-related home improvements and grant and loan schemes.

Councillor Sarah Warren, deputy leader and cabinet member for Climate Emergency and Sustainable Travel said: “This scheme can help B&NES residents improve the energy efficiency of their homes and reduce their energy bills. It’s especially important with the cost of energy rising, because many of the older properties in B&NES are difficult to keep warm.

“This will also help homeowners to play their part in supporting our ambition to reach net-zero by 2030.”

Homeowners can fill out an online application form to see if they are eligible. The homes need to have an energy certificate rating of D, E, F or G on the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) Register. 

The funding has been allocated from the government’s Green Homes Grant – Local Authority Delivery Part 2 scheme (GHG-LAD 2), to improve the energy performance of UK homes. 

The West of England, which includes Bristol, South Gloucestershire, North Somerset and Bath and North East Somerset, has been allocated £7.5m. City Energy is the delivery partner for the funding in the West of England. 

More information on the scheme and how to apply can be found here: www.energyathome.org.uk